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05-24-2017

Rest in peace.


Even undertakers gather in a jolly fashion and at this year’s trade show, an electric hearse drew a crowd, esp. as it was a repurposed Model S. After all, an electric carriage for the deceased would allow mourners to follow the EV without breathing fumes that bring them closer to their own death.
drive-and-style.de (in German)

We will take a short holiday following the extended spring break in Germany. Expect the next newsletter on Monday, May 29 and we wish you a great recharge in the meantime!


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05-23-2017

Renewed remake.


Mitsubishi is to revive the past with the car that started it all – the Model A (Tesla missed out on that one). But more than a remake, the chassis from 1917 will sit on the Outlander PHEV platform, thus forming a bridge to today’s technology.
wheels.ca

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05-22-2017

Historic speeding ticket.


The early days of the automobile knew no limit but that would change when in 1899, the police arrested a driver for speeding for the first time. Jacob German was driving his electric car at an eye-watering 12 mph – 4 mph above the era’s speed limit. The police must have come running.
gizmodo.com


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05-19-2017

Final resting place in space.


If your dream of going to space will not come true within your lifetime, Elysium Space provides a remedy. Helped by SpaceX, the Californian start-up will shoot your ashes into space so you literally return as a shooting star. A moon funeral is also possible but do not expect visitors at your grave.
teslarati.com

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05-18-2017

Clean air cycle.


Designer Daan Roosegaarde is on a mission to fight pollutants. Following its first Smog Free Tower, his latest concept is the Smog Free Bicycle. And, yes, bikes are always emission free but his bicycle would “inhale” polluted air and then envelop the cyclists in a bubble of fresh oxygen when “exhaling”.
dezeen.com, studioroosegaarde.net (smog free project)


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05-17-2017

Past in a blast.


The electric car got killed once more as Tesla Roadsters went up in flames together with a rare Tzero by AC Propulsion. The TZero used lead acid batteries but served Tesla in its early days to show that a sports EV would work. The cars burnt down in Arizona and now only two TZero are left in the world. Time for a relaunch?
electrek.co

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05-16-2017

Mystery Space Vehicle.


Half Mars rover half Batmobile but science fiction for real is this latest development by Nasa. The six-wheel space rover collects sun rays and drives electric but is is unclear, which planet it may roam in the future.
ibtimes.co.uk

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05-15-2017

Shhhhhhh.


How better to demonstrate an electric car’s manners than letting it loose in a public library? Both Renault and now BMW had this idea although this “do not disturb” policy will soon come to an end when EVs must make some noises from 2019. The i3 includes this option already, but not in this spot.
BMW, Renault

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05-12-2017

Strictly casual.


Electric cars still got a few barriers to overcome and most people do not yet feel ready for a long-term commitment. This Chevy Bolt spot is for those that like it “strictly casual with no expectations” and hence promotes the leasing offers. But who knows, you may hook up for life. Have a happy weekend with your loved ones!
youtube.com via insideevs.com


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05-11-2017

Stop Tesla.


The “International Oil Baron Association” (IOBA) assembles petrol bosses desperate to stop Tesla from building its Model 3. Their petition is seeking signees to protect our planet from an “oilless future” and also calls on the crowd to fund their anti-E measures. Stop – before you start a pro-petition, remember Project Loveday. This satire sure is a winning candidate from Latvia.
stoptesla.com via creativity-online.com

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